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Destroy the Opposition Powerlifting Opus


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Destroy the Opposition

Destroy The Opposition is the definitive text on powerlifting as conceived by world record holder Jamie Lewis.  This book contains the routines of many of the most prolific and impressive champions and world record holders in powerlifting’s history, Jamie’s take on the performance of the three powerlifts, and programs for beginners, intermediate lifters, and advanced lifters.

22 reviews for Destroy the Opposition Powerlifting Opus

  1. ashley buhl (verified owner)

    Looking forward to starting this program!

  2. Jeff (verified owner)

    The ebook covers a wide variety of different powerlifting routines used throughout time, with a great template at the back for routines. Using these templates with the different routines specified seems to be a great way to learn quickly what will work best for each individual and and weight to their totals the quickest.

  3. James (verified owner)

    As usual, an incredible eBook from Jamie Lewis. Anyone can write a routine and charge for it but only a few will do the research and practice in the gym what they espouse. Jamie’s numbers and physique speak volumes. You can get some floughy size or you can get hard, jacked size. Get the book and pay for it. You will not regret it.

  4. Mando V

    i like to read several ebooks and just attempt to learn as much as possible. I have yet to finish this ebook but from the half i’ve read, it is a well thought-out database of knowledge. Definitely recommend picking this up for your collection

  5. Jacek Toczydlowski

    Heaps of knowledge neatly served and wrote with some serious fucking panache!

  6. Ben

    I’ll keep this short and sweet. This is a great book for people who actually like lifting heavy and reading about lifting heavy. There are plenty of training templates and ideas here, training principles too. But more importantly (for me at least), there is a ton of info about the iron game, the training philosophies of famous lifters, and obscure lifters with great facial hair. I re-read parts of this book on a weekly basis, just to remember that strength is awesome.

    I file this book under both “training advice” and “fun and inspiring to read.”

    I guess this wasn’t that short.

  7. Mike

    Being a fan of high volume – high intensity training, I loved this book. I’ve always had a hard time programming this way without getting burned out. This book, and the ideas presented, let you put together a balanced and brutal program. There’s also a ton of loading protocols to experiment with.

  8. GB

    Great historical book with very researched facts. There is a tremendous amount of knowledge inside these pages. The fact that you can choose from various routines / programs makes it even more valuable. The writing style is also very motivating. Amazing read.

  9. Mike

    This book is a terrific read and the points made in it are super sound, very well thought out and explained. The programming is amazing.

  10. andy

    always enjoyed high frequency high volume lifting its for this reason I started following chaos and pain. But I also love following programs for my own benefit. Combining the high frequency heavy intense principles within a dedicated purposeful template is just what I was after. Some people thrive on chaos personally I just like training really hard. Three day a week stuff just sucks.
    The bios and analyses of various big lifters inspires and encourages you to examine your own methods and form and certainly encourages you to push harder, which is always possible
    Overall a very good guide. Uncomplicated and the deadlift specialist program is great to follow. No weekly de loads and three hours foam rolling yoga bollocks to be found here!

  11. DB

    This is a very thorough manual. It covers the history of the sport, the lifts, and how to improve them. It does it with the trademarked sense of humor, so it’s not a dry read.

  12. Bart Maney

    As usual Jamie’s writing carries his sense of humor and obscure information that I would have probably never found on my own. The only thing left to do now is to begin to apply the ideas that he has laid out in this book.

  13. MaximumSmash

    I will write a full review/testimonial once I have used the outlined training tools for longer but I must say that it is a delightfully perfervid and creative manual. The excellently researched, referenced high grade information in the book is somewhat expected by those of us more familiar with the writing of Mr Lewis, however it is the patience and passion that has gone into the programming itself that is the most impressive part for me. I plan on utilising the routines and ideas out forth in ‘destroy the opposition’ to do just that, I must also note that the price was very affordable and made this book even more worthwhile. I will be tracking my progress with the deadlift specialist routine and will give a more in depth review when I can.

    many thanks to Jamie and the team.


  14. wigglesniko

    The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I’m only halfway through it now, but so far it has been very informative. Jamie not only gives you the routines of a myriad of people who excelled at each of the three powerlifts, but analyzes the most common traits among them all. Really helpful, fun read, and great resource!

  15. Anonymous

    I use this as a reference point for a lot of my own programming. Having so many programs/ideas of great lifters in one place has been invaluable. Jamie has put a lot of his own thoughts into this book which I have used with great success (not to mention his hilarious writing style).

  16. Josef

    This book has tons of information showing you how the top dogs at every 3 of the main lifts trained in addition to tips on how to perform the main lifts with the best assistant exercises. There’s also beginner, intermediate and advanced templates, all of which seem like fun (haven’t started mine yet) and not some bs cookie cutter programme.

  17. Nathan Hay

    Really entertaining, great info on historical strength athletes.

  18. tom

    you can’t buy anything for $20 that is better than this book.

  19. Aube

    The author is funny and the content gave me a lot of ideas for my own programming. Good stuff!

  20. Anonymous

    Awesome guide for those interested in powerlifting. Nice, concise breakdowns of the lifts and the few actually useful assistance lifts and their technique (think Starting Strength for people with actual strength… and brains). I did enjoy the blog entries more though; CnP without scat porn just isn’t the same. Although the inclusion of the sample programs made it totally worth it in the end.

  21. Mitch

    Packed full of awesome research, there’s new material that isn’t on the blog and it’s as hilarious as always.

  22. Mitch

    Packed full of awesome research, there’s new material that isn’t on the blog and it’s as hilarious as always.

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